I read the following in the latest SANS NewsBites (link will work shortly):
Does anyone on your staff do an excellent job of cleaning out PCs that have been infected by spyware and other malicious software. We are just starting development of a new certification (and related training) for Certified Malware Removal Experts and we are looking for a council of 30 people who have done a lot of it to help vet the skills an dknowledge required for the certification exam and classes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a lot of experience.
This must be the easiest SANS certification of all! The safest way to remove malware is to reinstall from trusted original media (not backups which could be compromised). That doesn't even account for BIOS or other hardware rootkits, but hardly anyone cares about that problem yet.
Hopefully SANS will come to the same conclusion that Microsoft already did and drop this idea.